Day: November 12, 2020

Hammer Museum, Huntington Library and a COVID waiting game

The late French-Moroccan artist Nicola L’s 1969 sculptural installation “La Chambre en Fourrure” (The Fur Room), slathered in royal purple faux-fur and studded with pockets, has been re-created inside the Hammer Museum for this year’s “Made in L.A.” biennial. Before COVID-19, viewers were meant to slide their faces and arms into bodysuit-like sacs that hang limply on the exterior of the piece, “wearing” the work as if it were a costume. It was tweaked for

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The Pioneer Woman’s holiday gift guide: 6 affordable products

Food Network’s Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman is ready for the holidays, and she is spreading the cheer by sharing her top picks for gifting this holiday season. The list includes many affordable home products that are perfect for anyone on your list.

In a recent interview with E! News, Drummond revealed her favorite products to gift this year, and despite her foodie status, they aren’t all kitchen-related. The TV star and food blogger

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Here’s what the CDC suggests for Thanksgiving amid the pandemic

Thanksgiving is going to look very different for many Americans this year compared to years past. But there are ways to gather with family while also following COVID-19 guidelines.

As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes, gathering with friends and family for Thanksgiving can increase the chances of getting or spreading the coronavirus, and the health agency says the safest way to celebrate is by only seeing people in your household.

However, the

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Close to Home: Actress Javicia Leslie on Her Home Renovations, Falling in Love With Gardening, and More

Javicia Leslie is breaking barries with her newest role on the CW.

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“Close to Home” is a series inspired by the fact that so many of us are spending more of our time at home and learning to appreciate our sanctuaries now more than ever. At the same time, we know that our readers—and viewers—care about giving back to others all over the world, so our interview subjects discuss both their

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4 Rooms Homeowners Don’t Use and How to Repurpose Them | Real Estate

We all have that one room or space in our home that rarely gets used. Lifestyles have evolved over the last two decades and with them, certain domains have gone in and out of vogue. Advances in technology and the rise of work-from-home have also shifted traditional design trends toward reimagining underutilized spaces to function more practically.

If you get creative, you can increase your living space to accommodate modern needs without adding any extra

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Early offers from Samsung, Sony and LG

Whether you are looking to splash out or pick up a budget model, these are the discounts to know about (iStock/The Independent)
Whether you are looking to splash out or pick up a budget model, these are the discounts to know about (iStock/The Independent)

Film lovers, documentary fans and Netflix addicts listen up, as Black Friday is nearly upon us, and this year’s event is set to be bigger than ever. 

So mark 27 November in your calendars and get ready to shop thousands of discounts on big name brands such as Philips, Sony and LG.


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Do you need an appraisal to refinance a mortgage?

A home appraisal can ensure a homeowner is paying what the home is worth currently. (iStock)

Before you refinance your mortgage, you’re going to want to understand all the steps involved. Like, do you need to get an appraisal to refinance? If you’re unsure, then you’re in the right place — after all, refinancing your mortgage doesn’t have to be complicated.

With Credible, you can streamline refinance. The online marketplace offers free tools

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Early offers on AirPods, smartwatches and Nintendo Switch

2019's sale spanned 15 days, but this year it has doubled (The Independent)
2019’s sale spanned 15 days, but this year it has doubled (The Independent)

It may only be the start of November, but Amazon is not messing around this year when it comes to Black Friday as it’s already begun its sale. 

Yes, that’s right, so you have plenty of time to tick off your Christmas shopping list, as everyday there will be new delas.

Originating from America, Black Friday has always taken place every year

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10 Times The Whole Cast Broke Character

Modern Family is known for making people laugh uncontrollably at the lives of the Dunphy, Delgado-Pritchet, and Tucker-Pritchett clan. The sitcom is filmed in a mockumentary style with the characters giving a look to the camera every so often to show how they really feel about the scenario.

RELATED: Modern Family: 10 Hilarious Things Fans Noticed In The Background

Along with glances to the camera, the characters also do talking heads to share insight and

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Prince Charles backs new sustainable fashion range

Global online fashion retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter on Thursday launched a new sustainable menswear and womenswear range, supported by Prince Charles’ charitable foundation.

Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son and heir, who has long been known for his strong views on the environment, said he was “extremely impressed” by the 18-piece ready-to-wear collection.

The Yoox Net-A-Porter For The Prince’s Foundation collaboration gave students from Britain and Italy the chance to design and make the limited-edition line.


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Having a Virtual Friendsgiving This Year? Here Are 26 Unique Ways to Celebrate

As much as I love attending Friendsgivings and spending quality time with my favorite people over the holidays, I know our safety comes first, which means we won’t all be able to get together this year. But that doesn’t mean we still can’t celebrate! Many Friendsgivings will be virtual this year, whether it’s on Zoom or FaceTime, and even though that may sound like it limits your options for making things fun, there are still

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Belgium exempts gift-bearing St Nicholas from virus measures

Raf Casert, Associated Press
Published 10:28 a.m. ET Nov. 12, 2020

Buizingen, Belgium – To ensure the merriment of millions of children, the government of Belgium is offering a special exemption from the country’s strict coronavirus measures to beloved St. Nicholas, who always delivers bountiful presents on the morning of Dec. 6.

In a tongue-in-cheek letter Thursday, the Belgian health and interior ministers soothed the worries of children fearing they might go without presents this

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Walmart Just Launched Its Early Black Friday Bonanza

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2020 has been a year like no other. With all the goings-on, it’s easy to forget that it’s almost the holidays. But don’t worry—we’re keeping an eye on the calendar, and we’re ready to help you get the

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Consumers of All Ages Still Struggle on E-Commerce Sites | E-Commerce

By Jack M. Germain

Nov 12, 2020 6:00 AM PT

Online shoppers face myriad basic obstacles, including not being able to complete a purchase transaction.

A survey by customer engagement firm goMoxie shows that consumers struggle to complete basic tasks on retail websites. Most are more likely to abandon the experience or switch to a competitor rather than seek assistance.

The research, based on 1,063 adult consumers across all ages, genders, and regions in the

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Bay City suspends bulk item collection for remainder of the year

BAY CITY, MI – If you’re doing a bit of cleaning before winter sets in then you’ll need to make alternative plans in Bay City to get rid of large items.

The City of Bay City announced that all bulk item collection services will be suspended as of Nov. 16. The city confirmed that the temporary suspension of bulk item pickups is due to COVID-19 related concerns.

The Bay County Health Department reported that there

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Credit card balances drop, giving many consumers more room to shop


Many of us won’t be putting airline tickets on our credit card or using plastic to pick up the tab for a big holiday dinner at a fancy restaurant with the extended family. We’re just not looking at that kind of holiday spending in 2020. 

But consumers, being consumers, are bound to pile on a little debt, as well as a few pounds, from Thanksgiving through the end of December. 

And the odd nature

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acoustic and thermal insulation manufacturers

Autins group chief executive Gareth Kaminski-Cook explains how his company helps the car industry make cars that are lighter and less noisy – and how it has diversified during the pandemic to survive and thrive

Finding ways to improve cars’ acoustic and thermal performance is big business as consumers demand ever more comfortable and quieter vehicles. It’s why top brands including Aston Martin, Bentley Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo and BMW all work with the

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New Marion Maid-Rite, apartment complex expected to open in late 2021

MARION — Developer Joe Hill is balancing many projects in Marion. In a year that brought a pandemic and a derecho to Eastern Iowa, he has moved two historic houses from the future site of the Marion Public Library to a new location on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street.

Hill plans on turning the old houses into a 19-unit apartment complex called Carriage Corner.

He’s also working on another mixed-use project on

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Arizona family celebrates Diwali with fireworks and homemade snacks


Welcome to Homemade, a monthly series from The Republic featuring family recipes and the stories behind them.

As Diwali nears, Ranjani Venkatakrishnan expects to hear the sizzling sound of her mother deep frying murukku, her favorite holiday snack, in their home in Chandler.

Venkatakrishnan, a journalism grad student at Arizona State University, hosts Desi Tunes, an Indian music and talk show on ASU’s Blaze Radio station.

While the radio show started as a way

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An Artist Explores What ‘Crosses The Ocean’ In Porcelain And Painted Collage

My grandfathers (a tailor and a carpenter) came to America from Lithuania in the late 1800s. I’ve been thinking about their journeys lately, as immigrants from Central and South America dare to dream of futures here. These days, immigrants from Asia make up the largest share of new U.S. arrivals. And a Korean American artist in Los Angeles is capturing the experience of immigration in works that capture my attention and admiration.

Kyungmi Shin was

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